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Bank of the West is Gold Partner for RVDA Expo

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Bank of the West is a Gold Partner for the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

“We are grateful to Bank of the West for its strong commitment to the Convention/Expo and its support for continuing education for RV dealers and their employees,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors RV Center in Stuart, Fla. “Financing is critical to the success of RV businesses and Bank of the West continues to be a leader in providing dealers and their customers with this important service.”

“We at Bank of the West are pleased to, once again, be a major sponsor of the RVDA Convention,” said Mark Beecher, Bank of the West’s senior vice president, sales and marketing, Consumer Finance Group. “We encourage dealers to come by our booth during the convention to discuss all their commercial and retail financing needs. Most of our management team will be there and are honored to speak with the attending dealers.”

San Francisco-based Bank of the West is an FDIC-insured bank that has been in operation for 135 years. Through holding company BancWest Corporation, the bank is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the six highest rated banks in the world.

The RVDA conference remains affordable with an advance registration rate of $549 for members and a lower rate of $449 for additional registrants from the same dealership. RVDA also offers special registration payment plans, including an easy-pay plan of four payments and the ability to lock in early bird savings for additional employees with one paid convention registration.

Themed “Education: Your Competitive Advantage,” the convention will provide critical learning opportunities for dealers and key members of their staff. Workshop tracks are in place for dealer/GMs, sales staff, parts and service managers, and finance and insurance professionals. New this year, Vendor Training +plus, will allow registrants the opportunity for extended training during the first day and a half of the convention and it is included in the regular registration fee.

The 2013 convention will also feature an exhibit hall filled with some of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. Companies interested in partnership opportunities, sponsorships, and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130, ext 103 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org and www.rvlearningcenter.com to register for the convention and for regular updates.

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